Since September, Year 7 have been reading Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic: A Christmas Carol. Dickens’ timeless message of helping those in need has inspired Year 7 to take part in the Christmas Box Appeal. English classes all worked together to get boxes ready to help to spread Christmas cheer to vulnerable children across Europe. Our original aim was to donate two boxes from each English class but the students exceeded all expectations and we donated a total of 82 boxes!
A big thank you to all the students, parents and staff in their generosity and enthusiasm towards this project.
Rosie Angel: I am doing the shoe box appeal because I really think poverty should be carefully thought about and treated with love and support. I also really like working together with others, especially for this cause. This relates to the Christmas Carol because Scrooge is selfish and doesn’t gives charity. Even though the people around him are poor and unhealthy. I think this project is a really good idea because we are working as a team, helping others not so lucky as us.
Adiyan Sinkandari: I enjoyed it by wrapping and put stuff in the box because it was a nice thing to do and it made me feel good.
Melanie Bugosi: I’m doing the shoebox appeal because I wanted to help others in need as I thought that if I were in their shoes I would want to be given one. I enjoyed doing it as a team and by myself in a way as I found it exciting to go into shops and pick out the stuff that I thought a 2/3-year-old girl would like. It relates to a Christmas Carol as, in the book, Scrooge (a man that has enough money for himself) is asked to give at Christmas time. Scrooge refuses. This was a chance for him to ‘repay’ but he chose not to and let his money go to his head. Instead, we should give. I also quite liked doing the project as it got me excited for Christmas!